Response to comments on the Scientific Opinion of the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) on the scientific substantiation of a health claim related to short-chain fructooligosaccharides from sucrose and maintenance of normal defecation pursuant to Article 13(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

short-chain fructooligosaccharides from sucrose, defecation, bowel function, constipation, health claims, comments
First published in EFSA Supporting Publications
19. Juli 2016
Approved
10. Juli 2016
Type
Technical Report

Abstract

Following a request from the European Commission, EFSA was asked to review the scientific comments received on the Scientific Opinion of the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) on the scientific substantiation of a health claim related to short-chain fructooligosaccharides from sucrose and maintenance of normal defecation pursuant to Article 13(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. Comments originating from the applicant (Tereos Syral) were submitted to EFSA via the European Commission Services. EFSA has reviewed the comments and shared them with the chair of the NDA Panel and the chair of the NDA Working Group on Claims. In its opinion adopted on 11 December 2015, the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) concluded that a cause and effect relationship has not been established between the consumption of short-chain fructooligosaccharides from sucrose and maintenance of normal defecation. The comments received do not require any change in the conclusions of the NDA Panel.

Contact
nda [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/sp.efsa.2016.EN-1063
Question Number
On request from
European Commission